Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(NEW) Huss & Dalton Pilgrim Dreadnought, Large Soundhole, Cooked Adirondack Spruce, Madagascar Rosewood – $5,985

(NEW) We really can’t take credit for inventing much in the world of musical instruments, but sometimes, in a fit of inspiration, we help something great to come into being.  One such case: a couple years ago, we got on the phone with Mark Dalton and asked him if he had ever considered building a “Tony” style dreadnought, you know…

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(NEW) Huss & Dalton DM Custom, Torrefied Sitka Spruce, Mahogany, Large Soundhole – $3,565

(NEW) Boy, we really are spoiled.  From the incredible team at Huss & Dalton, here we have a *killer* mahogany dreadnought, big and bass-y, warm and wonderful. The DM is Jeff and Mark’s spin on the classic “18” style, square-shouldered dreadnought.  They use Adirondack bracing exclusively, and the DM comes standard with an enlarged soundhole, handsome maple binding and Schaller

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(USED) Standard Stiver F Model Mandolin, One-Piece Back, Radiused Fretboard, James Tailpiece – $3,995

(NEW)This wonderful standard Stiver, just arrived, features solid curly maple sides and hand-carved back and neck. Solid hand carved Red spruce top. Bound peghead with Stiver script logo & fern, bound radiused ebony fretboard, pearl dot inlay, scooped fingerboard extension (to reduce pick noise on the frets), mother-of-pearl nut, truss rod, nickel hardware, vintage style bridge. Nickel tailpiece has Stiver logo.

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(NEW) Collings MT-2 Mandolin, Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Top, Wide Nut, One-Piece Back, Ivoroid Binding, Collings Case – $4,095

JUST ARRIVED  – More Collings “Cooked”  WOOD!! We sell about forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument.  We pick our own wood, and we pat our own backs, and we’ve got a sharp eye for the good stuff… Here is a custom MT2 in dark sunburst with woods personally selected by us – with a figured one

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(NEW) Deering Eagle II A/E Electric-Acoustic 5-String Banjo – $2,839

(NEW) One of our favorite offerings from the Deering Banjo Co., The Eagle II banjo represents the latest in tone ring innovation from the collaborative efforts of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. It features the ground breaking patented Twenty Ten Tone Ring – a Deering original crafted unlike any other traditional tone ring. Made of brass and producing a tone with

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ON HOLD – (NEW) Collings City Limits JAZZ, Jet Black! The Name Says It All – $8,100

(NEW) The Collings City Limits JAZZ model. The name says it all. Built with a fully hollow Honduran mahogany body, carved European spruce top, and modern stylings, this sleek limited production thin-bodied archtop is made for JAZZ. We ordered this classic beauty in the uber-elegant JET BLACK finish with the Art Deco inspired Broken Glass inlay pattern. The pics pretty much

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(NEW) Collings MT2 Mandolin, Torrefied Adirondack Spruce, Tortoise Bindings, James Tailpiece, Collings Case – $4,185

JUST ARRIVED  – Collings “Cooked”  WOOD!! We sell about forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument.  We pick our own wood, and we pat our own backs, and we’ve got a sharp eye for the good stuff… Here is a custom MT2 in dark sunburst with woods personally selected by us – with a figured one piece

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(USED) Bourgeois DB Signature OM, Orchestra Model, Adirondack, Brazilian Rosewood, Sunburst – $7,795

(USED, BARELY) Dana Bourgeois has built more than his share of lifetime OMs, and his DB Signature instruments are among his very best.  This one had a short stay in a large collection before developing a minor back crack, which was impeccably repaired at the Bourgeois shop shortly after.  With their spot-on finish repairs, we honestly can’t figure out where

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(NEW) Huss & Dalton T-0014 “Road Edition” with Torrefied Sitka, Indian Rosewood – $2,910

(NEW) Oh, we’ve got guitars! Shiny ones, expensive ones, vintage ones… this T-0014 is none of the above! Part of Huss & Dalton’s “Road Edition” line, wherein a satin finish, simple cosmetics and slightly less expensive tuners add up to create a no-nonsense, handmade guitar that looks and sounds great without breaking the bank. The 14-fret 00 has been a

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(USED) Bourgeois Slope Shouldered Dreadnought, Adirondack, Mahogany, Sunburst – $2,695

(NEW) Happy to present a modern classic, the Slope D from Bourgeois Guitars.  Dana knows this design well, and we can honestly say that he has improved on the original in many ways.  It still has the slope shouldered thump that we like for strumming and for accompanying the voice, but there is also a lot of sparkle and an

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(NEW) Collings D1A Traditional, Adirondack Spruce, Mahogany – $5,535

(NEW) Wow.  Goodness.  I mean… wow! Collings has really done it this time… created a single guitar that can be justifiably knick-named either “Beauty” or “BEAST!”  The rumble that emerges from this guitar when strummed is the stuff of legend.  It’s a deep, moving sound.  One of the warmest brand-new Collings dreads we’ve ever heard! The Traditionals are mapping the

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(USED) Oriskany 00, L-00, 14-Fret, Engelmann Spruce, Bubinga – $3,150

(USED) The luthiery boom of the last 10-15 years has produced dozens of world-class luthiers and thousands of spectacular guitars. With the advent of the internet and online forums, not to mention more luthiery schools and the community’s willingness to share information, many of the “secrets” to making a great sounding instrument have been unlocked, and we, the players, are

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(NEW) Pleinview Guitars “Looky-Loo” 12-Fret L-00, Adirondack Spruce, Mahogany – SOLD

(NEW) Pleinview Guitars are built right here at our shop by luthier/store manager Raymond Morin and his helper and our Saturday guy extraordinaire Adam Rousseau.  These guys make traditionally-minded custom instruments, mostly on commission, though an occasional spec instrument finds its way onto our website. If this guitar looks vaguely familiar, it’s because it’s the sister guitar to this box that

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(NEW) Collings D1 Traditional Dreadnought, Sitka Spruce, Mahogany – $4,635

(NEW) We’ll remember 2017 for many reasons, but as far as sales and enthusiasm for particular instruments, we’ll probably remember it most as the Year of the Traditionals. If you’ve been watching the site, you know that we’re going big with these, and that we can’t say enough good about them. They really appear to be an evolutionary step for

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(NEW) Collings D2HA Traditional, Baked Adirondack Top, Indian Rosewood, Sunburst – $6,300

(NEW) These Collings Traditional dreadnoughts are wonderful instruments. By making a few key specification changes, bigger neck, thinner finish, fish glue construction, etc, Collings has managed to create a new line of instruments that keeps their crisp, powerful trademark sound will adding a warmer low end, a little more volume and a little more punch. The Traditionals have a slightly

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